Open Thread

Thursday Open Thread 11-16-2017


As time passes and I get crankier, I am less willing to wrap myself in petroleum products throughout the day and night. The worlds favorite clothing items continues to be jeans, the universal cotton clothing item. Winter has arrived, along with wool, alpaca and mohair scarves, hats and gloves.

Maybe our clothing purchases are another economic choice to effect global politics.

Monday Open Thread; November 13 is World Kindness Day


November 13 is the 317th day of the year, there are 48 days left
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Today's number is 13

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13 is
13 is a prime number, it is the 6th prime

13 is also a prime if the digits are reversed (31)

13 is a pythagorean prime (13 = 3**2 + 4**2 & 13 = 4n+1 where n =3)

Sunday Open Thread: November 12 is World Pneumonia Day

World History this day

1793 -- The first Mayor of Paris, was guillotined.
1918 -- Austria became a republic.
1927 -- Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Communist Party.
1956 -- Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia joined the UN
1956 -- Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian refugees to death in Rafah

US History this day

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